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Ghostbusters Firehouse

Don't get slimed in TriBeCa. 

As you walk down North Moore street, you may find you have the sudden urge to turn to someone on the street and say “I am the keymaster” to which they must by all rights of man and law reply “I am the gatekeeper.”

New York is filled with famous movie locations, but few are as iconic or nostalgic - at least to those born in the 1980s - as the Ghostbusters firehouse. But there is more! If they are available to give you a tour of the inside you can take a look at the collection of melted clocks and phones they have accumulated from the various fires they have put out. Hook & Ladder #8 is a fully functional firehouse so be respectful of their space and time, and try not to yell “Don’t cross the streams!” too loudly.

The building is currently going under a gut renovation/restoration to update the living quarters, locker rooms, kitchen, and roof. The building dates back to 1903 and the floor was actually in danger of collapsing from the weight of the fire vehicles stored inside. Ladder 8 can be found in a neighboring SoHo firehouse until construction is completed. 

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Accessible from 1, 2 Trains at Franklin Street Station. Currently under construction, which is expected to be completed by Spring 2018.